Neither Caiaphas or his father-in-law Annas, took the time to evaluate Jesus' claims against their vast knowledge of Scripture. Instead they were so selfishly ambitious, they were willing to kill God's Son if they had to.
John 18:14 Caiaphas was the one who had advised the Jews that it would be better for one man to die for the people.
When Caiaphas said this, he had no idea how very true his words would be. It was indeed better for one man, Jesus, to die for the people.